Washington Park Arboretum

The University of Washington and City of Seattle jointly manage this 230-acre arboretum along the shores of Lake Washington. You will discover an assortment of plants found nowhere else. The Graham Visitors Center contains an information desk and a gift shop and the Japanese Garden is located at the south end of the arboretum.

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Suitable Activities: Exploring Nature, Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.0 mi
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle WA
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    2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle WA, 47.642539, -122.296398
    47.6425391488 -122.296398236
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    47.625419, -122.293265
    47.6254190302 -122.293265416

Upcoming Activities

Urban Adventure - Washington Park Arboretum

Urban Adventure Trip
We will visit the new Seattle Garden Club Centennial Garden overlooking a tranquil pond, as
Difficulty: Easy
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Mar 20
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Washington Park Arboretum

Exploring Nature Lecture: Watercolor Workshop
Field trip for Naturalists Study Group watercolor workshop.
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Apr 8, 2018
No Prerequisites
3 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 6
Seattle Branch

Urban Adventure - Foster & Marsh Islands

Photography Trip
It is a short walk from the Visitor's Center to Foster Island, Marsh Island, and
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, May 19, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 16
Seattle Branch
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